On Becoming an Artist: Isamu Noguchi
“Everything is sculpture. Any material, any idea without hindrance born into space, I consider sculpture.” — Isamu Noguchi Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) was one of the Twentieth Century’s most important and influential sculptors. He “believed that through sculpture and architecture, one could better understand the struggle with nature”(1). Noguchi’s father was a Japanese poet and his...
Silly Saturday: LEGOmania
LEGOs - they’re not just for kids anymore! Former architect Adam Reed Tucker builds iconic skyscrapers out of LEGOs. His work is on display at the National Building Museum in Washington DC. Not only has Prairie Mod posted Grant W. Scholbrock’s Gamble House and Robie House built out of LEGOs, but they’ve also designed their own version of Frank Lloyd Wright, the architect...
Quite a Show
From our friend photographer David Thompson, a stunning interior shot of the Grand Lobby of Oakland’s Paramount Theatre. One almost expects to see Busby Berkeley’s dancers tap dancing in front of its fabulous facade. For more, see the entire post at Art-Deco Buildings. Gerald Fitzgerald. Oakland Theatre, Grand Lobby (1931). Architect: Timothy L. Pflueger Source:...
Favorite Blogs of 2010
Now that the new year is upon us, it seems timely to share our favorite blogs of the past year. We’re sure that you won’t want to miss a post from these blogs in 2011. Architecture Designslinger - Chicago architecture with superb photography Hello Beautiful! - Edward Lifson’s modern architecture blog Prairie Mod - All things related to Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie...